For a price, you can buy seasonal tickets to almost any sports, or other entertainment event. For some events, you can even purchase a lifetime pass. But whoever heard of a pass that offers an all-purpose, unlimited, and permanent pass? That’s what the writer of Hebrews says in describing the access we gain from a relationship with God. It’s based on what Jesus Christ paid for when He died on the cross for our sins. Here is what we read in Hebrews CH. 10, “Dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.  And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him.” Our Lord’s broken body on the cross ripped open the curtain that separated sinful people from access to God’s holy presence. By dying and rising again Jesus arranged unlimited, all-purpose, and everlasting access to God Almighty. Now, at God’s throne, those who repent of their sins and come by faith receive his mercy and grace to help us when we need it most.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More

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